The Toyota Yaris gets upspecced

It’s an important area to get right as it’s the very first point of contact you have with a motor vehicle. It’s also the critical interface between driver and car which is why fans of the Toyota Yaris will be pleased to know that all models now boast a leather-clad steering wheel and shift knob as standard equipment.

In addition, front fog lights with chrome bezels are offered as standard fare on all Toyota Yaris models, from the 1.0-litre model to the Hybrid.

At the end of 2014 the Yaris was the recipient of one of the most comprehensive mid-life make-overs Toyota has ever undertaken on a single model. The result earned the Toyota Yaris the title of Redesign of the Year in the CAR Magazine 2015 Top 12 Best Buy Awards, for its visual refresh (inside and out), the adoption of upmarket cabin textures and materials, as well as a host of under-the-skin modifications.

Generous equipment levels feature throughout the range, with daytime running lights (LED for the Hybrid), electric windows all round, and the latest Toyota Touch Multimedia system with Bluetooth hands-free functionality fitted as standard. This is on top of other standard fare such as 15-inch alloy wheels, remote central locking, air conditioning, electric mirrors, power steering, steering controls, dual front and side airbags, and ABS with EBD and Brake Assist. Front fog lights as well as leather steering wheel and shift knob now complete the picture.

Kit for the Hybrid model is even more lavish with the following equipment added over and above its petrol-powered siblings:

  • Combination leather and cloth upholstery
  • Reverse camera with guide lines
  • 7 airbags including a knee bag
  • Traction and stability control
  • Keyless Push Start system
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Exclusive Hybrid badging

For pricing, service plans and warranties, please call 011 661 0000 to speak to a salesperson

Petrol models come standard with a three-year/45 000km service plan. For the Hybrid version, it’s a standard four-year/60 000km service plan. Please note that the Hybrid has an additional eight-year/195 000km warranty on the battery in addition to the standard Toyota warranty of 3 years/100 000km.